Become a Festival Friend and help make Kilkenny Arts Festival one of Europe’s finest artistic celebrations.

For over 40 years we’ve brought a host of the world’s best artists to the beautiful surroundings of Ireland’s medieval city, showcasing Kilkenny on the global stage each August and generating more than €5 million per annum for the city and county. Making this possible is the support of dozens of local businesses, hundreds of local volunteers and thousands of loyal Festival-goers from near and far.

As an individual or business, you’ll find a range of Friend options and benefits available, from complimentary tickets and discounts to Festival Club membership and special events. Friends membership starts at just €95 (€50 for under-35s).

To join, call the Festival Office on 056 7763663 or email